Plant Care Bristleleaf Pricklyleaf

Bristleleaf Pricklyleaf

About Bristleleaf Pricklyleaf

Golden Fleece is native to Texas and Mexico and blooms from summer to early fall. It is best used as an annual in borders or as a ground cover. It will self-sow in good conditions and does best in sandy sandy soils in full sun.

Taxonomy

Thymophylla tenuiloba
Thymophylla
Asteraceae
Asterales

Also known as

bristleleaf pricklyleaf, Dahlberg daisy, small bristleleaf pricklyleaf, golden fleece and shooting star

How to care for Bristleleaf Pricklyleaf

💦 Water

How often to water your Bristleleaf Pricklyleaf

Water needs for Bristleleaf Pricklyleaf
0.5 cups
every 9

Bristleleaf Pricklyleaf needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Bristleleaf Pricklyleaf in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Bristleleaf Pricklyleaf: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Bristleleaf Pricklyleaf love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Bristleleaf Pricklyleaf does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Bristleleaf Pricklyleaf in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Bristleleaf Pricklyleaf

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Bristleleaf Pricklyleaf: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Bristleleaf Pricklyleaf after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Bristleleaf Pricklyleaf is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


💦 Water Needs

Bristleleaf Pricklyleaf prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Bristleleaf Pricklyleaf requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


🪴 Soil

Bristleleaf Pricklyleaf does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!


💩 Fertilizer

Bristleleaf Pricklyleaf should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Bristleleaf Pricklyleaf grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Bristleleaf Pricklyleaf can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 9a-10b. Find your local hardiness zone here.


🌱 Propagation

The seeds of Bristleleaf Pricklyleaf can be used to grow new plants! After your plant flowers, any seeds that formed can be collected and germinated in potting soil.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Bristleleaf Pricklyleaf

Bristleleaf Pricklyleaf


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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